Kennedy's call to action, from his first to his last day as president, was a constant call to citizenship - local, national, and global. It was a call to embrace the promise of American reinvention and renewal.
When are we going to realize that we are all humans and all human issues concern us all? Can we get our act together and just do something? Or have we reached our ultimate frontier? There is no easy answer.
The Children isn't the most violent film, nor the goriest or showiest. It haunts because it boils itself down to an unanswerable question: would you kill your own sick children to prevent them from killing you?